September 16, 2014

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USGS links earthquakes to gas drilling

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Wastewater injection is culprit for most quakes in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico SAN FRANCISCO – The deep injection of wastewater underground is responsible for the dramatic rise in the number of earthquakes in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001, according to a study to be published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society […]

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September 11, 2014


Ursa meetings

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Mark your calendars! Ursa Operating Company announces the Garfield County semi-annual community update meetings. Silt meeting Tuesday, September 30 6:30 PM Colorado River Fire Rescue Station 61 (Silt Fire House) 611 Main St. Silt, CO 81652 Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Parachute/Battlement Mesa meeting Wednesday, October 1 6:30 PM Grand Valley Fire Protection District […]

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September 10, 2014


Ask your doctor if Petrolify is right for you


Find out if Petrolify is right for you Brought to you by the Post Carbon Institute

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September 9, 2014


Colorado’s fracking fight on PBS

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Click on the link to view a 9-minute PBS News Hour report on Colorado’s fracking fight that is well worth your time. Colorado fracking fuels fight between state and local government over control In Colorado, the debate over pumping pressurized water underground to extract oil and natural gas has turned local and state governments into […]

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September 9, 2014


Hickenlooper’s chosen ones

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Hickenlooper names task force to defuse drilling land-use conflicts – and shut down public dissent and grassroots organization. The task force will be led by La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt and XTO Energy Inc. president Randy Cleveland. The members include: • Sara Barwinski, member of community group Weld Air and Water • Bernie Buescher, […]

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September 8, 2014


More water test sites needed this week


Dr. Susan Nagel from the University of Missouri is conducting a study on the link between fracking and endocrine disruption. She will be in the area September 9-15, to do water testing. However she still needs more water test sites. From Dr. Nagel: My research lab has recently found an association between hydraulic fracturing for […]

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August 29, 2014


Industry group torpedoes Gov’s task force


Once again Western Colorado Congress (WCC) is targeted. This week The Coloradoan published a partial list of the 250+ applicant’s for Governor Hickenlooper’s task force. Click here for the 5-page list. In a move that appears to be designed to undermine Hickenlooper’s blue-ribbon-oil-&-gas-panel-commission-task-force, Energy in Depth – aka Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) – […]

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August 28, 2014


The Real Cost of Fracking


The Real Cost of Fracking: How America’s Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food By Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald Beacon Press August 2014 256 pages In 2012, veterinarian Michelle Bamberger and Cornell University professor of molecular medicine Robert Oswald published their study, “Impacts of Gas Drilling on Human and Animal Health.” […]

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August 26, 2014


WSCOGA and WCC feud


Last week COGA’s Doug Flanders said that activists who are concerned about the impacts of drilling and fracking on public health and the environment are “extremists” and they “aren’t tethered to reality.” However before that happened, Dave Ludlam, executive director of the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association (WSCOGA) took on the Western Colorado […]

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August 22, 2014


End fossil fuel subsidies

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This is another installment of news you might have missed. The first one really hits home. Not at Home on the Range: Subsidized Fracking Hits Colorado A general contractor in Colorado’s Grand Valley, Duke Cox says the first time he became aware that drilling for gas might be a problem was back in the early […]

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